Delhi’s Diet Plan
Photo by Joy Banerjee/ Flickr
Kudos to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and all others in the Delhi government responsible for announcing a car-restriction program. It is great to see city leaders realize that private vehicles cannot solve its mobility problem and start a diet programme. ...
Why Sustainable Transport Is a Key Driver of Sustainable Urban Development
Comfort and safety is necessary for active transport and non-motorized mobility. Photo by Mariana Gil / WRI Brazil | EMBARQ Brazil.
About 80 percent of all wealth generated in the world comes from the cities, which attract millions of people every year in search of opportunities. There are already 3.9 billion people living in urban areas and, in 2050, that number ...
Live from Transforming Transportation 2016: Meeting Road Safety Goals, Equitable TOD and Improving Data Collection
Photo by Benoit Colin/WRI
Transforming Transportation (#TTDC16) is the annual conference co-organized by EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport initiative of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and the World Bank. This year’s conference is themed Sustainable Transport: From the ...
Live from Transforming Transportation 2016: Meeting Our Global Commitments Will Require Disruptive Change
Transforming Transportation kicks off with a focus on integrating policy wi. Photo by Aaron Minnick/WRI
Transforming Transportation (#TTDC16) is the annual conference co-organized by EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport initiative of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and the World Bank. This year’s conference is themed Sustainable Transport: From the ...
Cleaning up India’s Transport Sector: The Fight for New Vehicle Emission Standards
To improve air quality, Indian cities must rethink their fuel standards and technology. Photo by Adam Cohn
This series examines the reality and implementation bottlenecks of clean transport initiatives in India, covering areas such as emission standards, alternative fuels, and electric vehicles. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Delhi’s air ranks among the worst in the ...
Reframing the Issue of Women’s Safety in Public Transport in Brazil and France
With many women facing harassment and violence in public transport, cities should prioritize women's safety in an inclusive transport planning process. Photo by Benoit Colin/Flickr.
A city cannot be inclusive without ensuring women’s safety in public transport. Women often remain a vulnerable part of the transit users, as many face violence, verbal harassment, physical abuse and discriminatory graffiti messages in stations. For example a third ...
Live from Transforming Transportation 2016: Forging Our Road Map for the Year Ahead
Photo by Benoit Colin/WRI
Transforming Transportation (#TTDC16) is the annual conference co-organized by EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport initiative of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and the World Bank. This year’s conference is themed Sustainable Transport: From the ...
Live from Transforming Transportation 2016: Integrated Planning, the Role of the Private Sector and Women’s Safety
Photo by Aaron Minnick/Wri
Transforming Transportation (#TTDC16) is the annual conference co-organized by EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport initiative of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and the World Bank. This year’s conference is themed Sustainable Transport: From the ...
Transforming Transportation: From Global Targets to Local Action
Photo by Mariana Gil/ WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities
Last year saw major international commitments on critical topics like climate change, sustainable development and road safety. From the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety and the climate agreement reached at COP21,  ...
Friday Fun: Singapore’s New “High Line” Transforms Abandoned Railway into Green Space
Photo by Nikken Sekkei
Residents of Singapore will soon be able to easily walk and bike across the entire country—thanks to its new “high line” project. Taking inspiration from New York City’s High Line, Singapore has announced plans  to transform the former Keretapi Tanah ...